September 01 2017

3 Reasons to Winterize Your Irrigation System

Closing, or “winterizing,” your irrigation system is a crucial step in protecting your landscaping from New Jersey’s cold winters. This essentially means removing all water from your pipes and sprinklers, and should be done well before freezing temperatures are in the forecast. Why is it so important to winterize your irrigation?

      1. Avoid Damage
        If your system is not winterized, the damage can be costly. In the dead of winter, as frost seeps deeper into the ground, frozen backflow can cause pipes and valves to burst. This can also lead to broken sprinklers, and ultimately, a flooded lawn come springtime. Even a small backflow that freezes over will usually require a pipe replacement. Taking the time in September to close up your irrigation is a relatively simple task that can save a world of heartache.
      2. Part of Your Overall Winterizing
        Irrigation isn’t the only part of your landscaping that needs to be winterized. Most homeowners follow our winterization checklist to keep their lawn and garden healthy. With a complete to-do list for fall, there is no reason to neglect your irrigation. Trust us when we say that winterization is not an overly time-consuming process.
      3. We’ll Winterize for You
        Winterizing your irrigation system takes only a few steps. However, many NJ homeowners call on High Tech Landscapes to ensure that it is done properly, and quite simply, to save themselves the hassle.

    Preparing your landscape for winter is a job that we take great pride in. After all, it’s the bliss of spring that makes the Garden State such a great place to live. Don’t wait; before you know it, the first frost will be on its way. Contact us today to schedule your irrigation closing and any additional winter preparation you might need.